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KSO 2018-19 Pops Series concludes with ‘Hamilton’ star Leslie Odom Jr. in concert

May 6, 2019

The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra will conclude the 2018-19 Pops Series with a special performance by Leslie Odom Jr., the Grammy and Tony Award-winning star of “Hamilton” for his role as Aaron Burr in the Broadway smash. Odom’s debut with the Knoxville Symphony on Saturday, May 11, will feature jazz standards and familiar Broadway hits. The concert, sponsored by Regal, will take place at the Civic Auditorium in downtown Knoxville at 8 p.m.

Tickets may be purchased by calling 865-291-3310 or visiting the KSO website. Ticket prices vary depending on seat level.  Tickets levels are $50, $75, and $100; student tickets, $26, $38.50 and $51. Groups of 10 or more can purchase tickets at a discounted rate.

Leslie Odom Jr.

Odom has taken the entertainment world by storm across a variety of media – spanning Broadway, television, film and music. Best known for his breakout role as Aaron Burr, Odom Jr. received a 2015 Drama Desk Award nomination and won the Tony Award for “Best Actor in a Musical” for his performance. He also won a Grammy Award as a principal soloist on the original cast recording. Odom made his Broadway debut at the age of 17 in “Rent” before heading to Carnegie Mellon University’s prestigious School of Drama, where he graduated with honors.

On the small screen, Odom is best ­known for his portrayal of “Sam Strickland” in the NBC musical series, “Smash,” and his recurring role as “Reverend Curtis Scott” on “Law & Order: SVU.” He’s also appeared in episodes of “Gotham,” “Person of Interest,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “House of Lies,” “Vanished” and “CSI: Miami.” On the big screen he starred in the 2012 film, “Red Tails,” opposite Terrence Howard, Cuba Gooding Jr., and David Oyelowo. Odom was raised in Philadelphia and currently resides in New York City.

About the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra

Led by Music Director Aram Demirjian, the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra consists of 80 professional musicians and performs 300 programs throughout the region each season, reaching audiences of more than 200,000 people. The KSO performs in traditional venues such as the Tennessee Theatre, Bijou Theatre and the Civic Auditorium as well as non-traditional places like hospitals, schools, city parks and churches.  For more information regarding the KSO, please visit or call 865-291-3310.